July 3, 2019
The Montgomery Parks’ “Game On” instagram photo contest encourages followers to show us their “Game On” in parks, facilities, and trails and with people. “Game On” can be interpreted any way you like. It can be anything from a celebration of the theme to a literal interpretation of the words.
Submit your photo to Montgomery Parks’ Park and Recreation Month Photo Contest on Instagram from July 3, 2019 through July 23, 2019. https://www.instagram.com/montgomeryparks/
Submit your photos for the contest each week before the weekly deadline using the hashtags #GameOnJuly #MoCoParks and taging @MontgomeryParks.
Montgomery Parks will choose one winner per week for three weeks (July 3-July 23, 2019) who will receive a prize packet of two (2) Montgomery Parks Daisy Passes and two (2) tickets to Wings of Fancy. One grand prize of two (2) passes to Go Ape will be awarded to one of the weekly winners and will be selected by popular vote.
The theme is “Game On”, and we will have variations of the theme each week from July 3, 2019 through July 23, 2019.
Week 1: The first weekly photo contest is July 3 to 9. Photos should show how you get your “Game On” outdoors in one of our 422 parks. Submission period ends 11:59 pm on July 9. Winner will be announced by 5 pm July 10.
Week 2: The second weekly photo contest is July 11 to 16. Photos should show how you get your “Game On” inside one of our many facilities, from nature centers to boat rentals to ice arenas. Submission period ends 11:59 pm on July 16. Winner will be announced by 5 pm July 17.
Week 3: The third weekly photo contest is July 18 to 23. Photos should show how you get your “Game On” on one of our trails. Submission period ends 11:59 pm on July 23. Winner will be announced by 5 pm July 24.
Week 4: July 24-July 31, 2019 is our grand prize competition week. YOU, our Instagram followers, will vote to select your favorite photo from the three weekly winners to become the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to Go Ape in Rock Creek Regional Park.
1. Contest participants must be 18 years of age and older.
2. You must have permission of people in your photos to be photographed.
3. Park staff will mail the prizes, or winner can choose to pick up the prizes at Montgomery Parks’ headquarters at 9500 Brunett Avenue in Silver Spring.
4. Tickets and passes may not be exchanged for cash.
5. You may submit only one photo each week.
6. Photo to be considered for weekly contest must be submitted before the weekly deadline.
7. Valid photo entries must use the hashtags #GameOnJuly and #MoCoParks and tag with @MontgomeryParks.
8. Person may only win only once in the first three weekly photo contests.
9. Three weekly winners will be eligible for submission in the final Week 4 grand prize. Grand prize winner will be selected by popular vote.
9. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning employees and their family members are not allowed to participate.
10. No purchase necessary.
11. Void where prohibited.
This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Instagram.
Weeks 1 (July 3-9), Week 2 (July 10-16), and Week 3 (July 17-24) winners receive a prize packet of two Montgomery Parks Daisy Passes and two tickets to Wings of Fancy.
The Wings of Fancy tickets are good for two admissions to the live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit during normal dates and times of operation. Visit the Wings of Fancy Exhibit page for more information.
The Daisy Passes are good for only one of the following: one free public skating session at either Wheaton Ice Arena or Cabin John Ice Rink; one free miniature train ride at either Wheaton Train or Cabin John Train; one free carousel ride at Wheaton Train and Carousel; one hour of boat rental at either Lake Needwood Boats or Black Hill Boats at Little Seneca Lake; one free admission or one round of mini-golf at South Germantown SplashPark and Mini-Golf; half-price on one night of tent camping at Little Bennett Campground; 10% off any purchase at Brookside Gardens’ Gift Shops, 50% off one court hour at either Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center (Cabin John Indoor Tennis) or Wheaton Indoor Tennis. The pass is valid only during regular hours and dates of operation. Pass must be turned in at time of use. Hours and dates of operation vary by facility.
Weeks 4 (July 3-9) Grand Prize: Two passes to Go Ape
The grand prize consists of two passes to Go Ape in Rock Creek Regional Park. Go Ape is a Montgomery Parks Partner. The grand prize winner will be sent a promotional code to book two adults for the Go Ape course through its reservation system. Reservations must be made at www.goape.com. All participants are required to sign a waiver and agree to Go Ape’s standard Booking Terms and Conditions, which can be found at www.goape.com. There are restrictions for age, height, weight and supervision. Unauthorized use, production or sale is prohibited, and is the sole responsibility of the promo code holder. Promotional codes cannot be refunded or exchanged for cash upon cancellation or otherwise. Not to be combined with any other discount, promotion, or coupon.
Each week, photos submitted into the photo contest will be judged by a three-person panel. Only photos posted on Instagram before the deadline and photos using the hashtags #GameOnJuly #MoCoParks and tag @MontgomeryParks will be considered.
Photos will be judged in the following categories: Quality, Theme Interpretation, and Use of Light.
Each entry will be judged on a scale of one to ten in each category, and each entry will receive a final score. The week’s winner will be the entry with the highest score.
Winners will be notified on Instagram through private message and/or photo thread.
Each winner will have the choice of receiving the prize packet by mail or in-person pick-up at Montgomery Parks’ headquarters. We will reach out to the winner and ask preference of delivery, as well as contact information (phone number, email, and mailing address.)